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chino1

[chee-noh] /ˈtʃi noʊ/
noun, plural chinos for 2.
1.
a tough, twilled cotton cloth used for uniforms, sports clothes, etc.
2.
Usually, chinos. trousers made of this material.
adjective
3.
made of chino.
Origin of chino1
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; of uncertain origin

chino2

[chee-noh] /ˈtʃi noʊ/
noun, plural chinos. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
Origin
< Mexican Spanish: person of mixed ancestry, usually black and American Indian; further etymology disputed

Chino

[chee-noh] /ˈtʃi noʊ/
noun
1.
a city in SE California.

Chino-

1.
a combining form representing Chinese, in compound words:
Chino-Tibetan.
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  • We bought a cow here to kill, and used the meat either fresh or dried, and then went on to the Williams, or chino ranch.

    Death Valley in '49 William Lewis Manly
  • chino uttered a howl, but was violently restrained from bolting.

    Gold Stewart White
  • chino (Chinese) shops sell everything, but, aside from the fine stores on Central Avenue, are mostly devoted to native trade.

    Prowling about Panama George A. Miller
  • The chino family still exists, near Trent and has never spoken anything but Italian.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • I hadn't never been ter a chino buryin' ground before, an' night time wasn't extree pleasant fer a foist introduce.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
British Dictionary definitions for chino

chino

/ˈtʃiːnəʊ/
noun (pl) -nos
1.
(US) a durable cotton twill cloth
Word Origin
C20: from American Spanish, of obscure origin

Chino-

combining form
1.
of or relating to China See also Sino-
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Word Origin and History for chino
n.

type of cotton twill cloth, 1943, from American Spanish chino, literally "toasted;" so called in reference to its usual color. Earlier (via notion of skin color) chino meant "child of one white parent, one Indian" (fem. china), perhaps from Quechua čina "female animal, servant." Sources seem to disagree on whether the racial sense or the color sense is original.

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